Running your own business can be a huge challenge. Sometimes it feels like it’s a PhD in patience and confidence, just entering that arena. Running a business while living with chronic illness can seem like it requires a super-power. But many people are turning to entrepreneurship due to their health challenges. It has lots of positives; you can often work from home, set your own hours, take rests in between tasks and make a living doing what you love. However, adding the pressure of work to a life already struggling with pain and exhaustion can be a powder keg. I have been working while living with chronic illness for several years and…
I have survived some things which I would not wish upon anyone. I didn’t invite them, didn’t expect them and didn’t want them but I did learn from them. I may carry scars but I carry hard-won wisdom too. If you are reading this, I know you have wisdom in you too, you may not feel it right now, but it’s there. I appreciate you and am glad you are in the world. Some of us are aware that we have survived or experienced something extraordinary and we want to share that with the world. (One would think that’s half the struggle; recognising your message, your mission and wanting to…
What happens when your life turns upside down with a diagnosis? How do you keep your identity and personality when subsumed in a new Alice-down-the-rabbit-hole world of hospitals, physiotherapists and fear?